Housing

Housing Resources for Kansans

Information provided by Kansas librarians…
The links below connect you to agencies, organizations and others who can help you with housing needs, questions, financial assistance sources, utilities assistance, support group locations and other services.

Housing Needs

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC)

Programs for current and future homeowners: the First Time Homebuyers Program (FTHB), the Emergency Repair Program (ERP), the Kansas Energy Efficiency Program (KEEP), the Kansas Accessibility Modification Program (KAMP), and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

KSHousingSearch.org
A housing locator service. It provides detailed information on affordable rental housing available throughout Kansas and allows people to locate housing that best fits their individual needs

U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Affordable Apartment Search (Kansas)
HUD in Kansas
Public Housing Contact Information (Kansas)
Housing Choice Voucher Program

Questions/Answers

Federal Reserve Board – Mortgage Foreclosure Resources
Find assistance in keeping your home

Renters Information
Provides Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funds which are used to make housing affordable for income-eligible families, elderly persons, and persons with disabilities. Eligible activities include rental subsidy, security deposit, and/or utility deposit programs

Kansas Rural Development- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Offers a variety of housing programs to help meet the housing needs of moderate, low and very low income rural Kansans. Assistance is available for purchasing a first home, providing seriously needed repairs to a home, or providing an apartment

Avoiding Foreclosure
This Guide to avoiding foreclosure provides information to obtain help now, keeping your home, refinance options, and information if you are not able to keep your home. Provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Rental information
Information to learn more about renting and HUD rental assistance programs

Kansas Rental Help
Kansas rental information for subsidized apartments, public housing, and housing choice vouchers (Section 8). Provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Salvation Army (Kansas and Western Missouri)
Housing and Feeding Programs
Throughout Kansas and Missouri communities, many programs and facilities have been established to meet the needs of those who are homeless. Listed here are the shelters, transitional housing and feeding programs, offered in the Kansas and Western Missouri area.

Financial Assistance Services

Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI)
HCCI assists the community by helping consumers achieve housing and financial goals and resolve related difficulties with dignity

Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Inc. (CCCS)
Offers financial solutions through education and counseling

El Centro, Inc.
El Centro address the needs and improve the lives of Kansas City, KS Hispanic residents

Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services, Inc., is for people who can not obtain home repair or decent housing in any other way

Utility assistance

Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)
(General housing and energy related assistance programs.)
Kansas Department for Children and Families
(The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.)

Kansas Gas Service (part of ONEOK) and Salvation Army
Share The Warmth helps Kansans facing financial emergencies pay their home heating costs and stay warm through the winter. It’s available to Kansans in the 78 counties served by Kansas Gas Service, but the applicant is not required to be a Kansas Gas Service customer.

Atmos Energy
(Share the Warmth is a service of Atmos Energy who work with numerous community energy-assistance agencies across the United States. These nonprofit agencies accept applications from people needing assistance and share the available funds according to their established program guidelines. Click here to search for locations.)

Aquila, Inc. (part of Black Hills Energy)
(Cold Hands/Warm Hearts- HeatShare is a utility assistance program administered through The Salvation Army with assistance available throughout Kansas counties served by Aquila, Inc. HeatShare provides assistance with heating and cooling bills, and when funds permit, with emergency repairs to furnaces, air conditioners and hot-water heaters.)

Kansas City Power & Light
(Dollar-Aide helps families pay their heating, cooling and water bills during financially pressing times to avoid loss of service.)

Westar Energy
(Westar Energy helps customers in need of aid with electric service costs, emergency repair and purchase of vital heating or cooling equipment through projects like Project Deserve.)

Support Groups

Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition (KSHC)

(KSHC links with State and Federal agencies, organizations, and individuals to garner and provide support toward effectively addressing the needs of those experiencing homelessness. The KSHC respects the choices made by the individuals being served, and builds on their strengths to assist them in moving toward their goals of independence and full citizenship.)

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